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Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.

Arsenal Defender Bacary Sagna Confirms He’s Leaving Club

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Bacary Sagna

One of the worst kept secrets in English football has now been officially confirmed by the player. Bacary Sagna’s Arsenal career has ended. “It’s no longer a secret: I’ll leave Arsenal,” Sagna told L’Equipe. “They tried to make an effort, … Continue reading

England Needs to Play Like Liverpool in the World Cup, Says Paul Scholes

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paul-scholes

Livepool’s scintillating brand of soccer brought them within a whisker of a Premier League title this season. In the process, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge all emerged as great hopes for England in a World Cup year. The … Continue reading

Liverpool Have Made a £16million Bid For Highly-Rated Spanish Left Back

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alberto-moreno

Liverpool have made a bid worth £16 million to Sevilla for Alberto Moreno, according to published reports. The Reds have had a revolving door of left-backs over the course of the past few seasons with veterans Jose Enrique and Ally … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Likely to Make Uruguay Return Against England in World Cup

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luis-suarez

Luis Suarez has told his Liverpool teammates he will be fit to face England in Uruguay’s second group game in this summer’s World Cup against England. Suarez underwent a minor operation last week following a knock he picked up in … Continue reading

Real Madrid to Pay Tottenham £6.5million After Gareth Bale Wins Champions League

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bale

Gareth Bale is no longer the €100 million man. With Real Madrid’s triumph in the UEFA Champions League Final, the price of the Welsh international has risen to about €110 million with bonuses, according to a report in the Spanish … Continue reading

Manchester United Close to Signing Brazil And Atletico Madrid Defender Miranda, Says Report

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miranda

Manchester United are close to securing a deal to sign Atletico Madrid and Brazilian defender Miranda, according to a report in the Spanish press. Manchester United’s defensive overhaul looks set to begin with the signing the centre back. The 29-year … Continue reading

AC Milan Set to Sack Clarence Seedorf and Replace Him With Filippo Inzaghi, Say Reports

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inzaghi

If reports in Italy’s three sports papers Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport are to be believed, AC Milan is going from one legendary player to another as manager. The club looks to chop and change managers again by … Continue reading

Leicester City Transfer Rumors: Foxes Planning Busy Summer After Signing 4 Players

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leicester-city

Leicester City’s return to the Premier League will have significance as, after six seasons without representation from the East Midlands, one of England’s football rich regions returns to the top flight. The ownership of the club by Thai billionaire Vichai … Continue reading

West Ham United to Sign Argentine Striker Mauro Zarate On 3-Year Deal

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West Ham United are on the verge of securing a three-year deal with Mauro Zárate, who will return to the Premier League after a six year absence. The Argentine striker led his domestic league in scoring last season and returns … Continue reading

Why QPR’s Return to the Premier League Should be Different This Time

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Queens Park Rangers (QPR) secured a quick return to the Premier League with a 1-0 playoff final victory over Derby County at Wembley on Saturday. The victory may have appeared undeserved on the surface, but it owed itself to a … Continue reading

Why Jurgen Klinsmann’s Decision to Cut Landon Donovan From World Cup Team Is A Wise One

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landon donovan jurgen klinsmann

USMNT Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann made a courageous decision today that will move the sport of soccer forward in the United States. The US Men’s National head coach and technical director dropped Landon Donovan from his 23-man World Cup squad, … Continue reading

Saturday’s Championship Playoff Final Worth £134 Million to Winner: Preview

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The world’s most lucrative single soccer fixture will take place Saturday at Wembley as Derby County and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) will fight for a spot in the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League. It’s a one-off match with implications unlike any … Continue reading

Review of Futebol Nation Book By Author David Goldblatt

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futebol-nation-book

David Goldblatt has done it again. His 2007 masterpiece The Ball is Round is the most definitive and analytical global history of soccer ever written. That work looked at every corner of the globe the development of the sport, the … Continue reading

Paul Scholes Offers Advice On How to Get the Best Out Of Wayne Rooney At World Cup 2014

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rooney-scholes

Paul Scholes has chastised Wayne Rooney and given some advice to England manager Roy Hodgson as the 2014 World Cup approaches. Scholes, who played for eight and a half seasons with Rooney at United and recently coached him for a … Continue reading

Portugal Name 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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portugal_football_team

Portugal, one of the group stage opponents for the United States, has released its final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup. The shock cut was that of Ricardo Quaresma who made the squad for Euro 2012 but did not … Continue reading

An American-Style Salary Cap Would Be a Fairer System For European Soccer Clubs Than FFP

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euros

Last week, UEFA levied severe Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions against Manchester City FC and Paris Saint-Germain, among several clubs. In the wake of the settlement that averted a potential court case for the governing body of European football, much … Continue reading

Ryan Giggs Thank You Letter to Manchester United Fans Gives a Taste of What is to Come

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Ryan Giggs retired from professional football Monday penning a letter to Manchester United fans thanking them for their support. Giggs’ retirement coincided with the appointment of Louis Van Gaal as manager and Giggs taking on a new role as assistant … Continue reading

Louis Van Gaal Appointing Ryan Giggs As No. 2 Will Pave Way For Future At Manchester United

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As Louis Van Gaal begins to poke his way around Manchester, he will have the best assistance that could be offered. According to published reports, Ryan Giggs will take a role as Van Gaal’s number two while the Dutch head … Continue reading